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Children's Garden

The Children's Garden, is temporarily closed until further notice to support the regional effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Drop in on Us!

Boy and Garden instructor Join us for a Great Green Adventure drop-in program…explore plants, nature and green living through hand-on activities, stories and games. Great Green Adventures are designed for ages 6–12, and pre-registration is recommended.
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See additional Garden events especially for kids!

Be sure to check out classes and additional happenings for kids and families at the Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.



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Visiting the Garden with Kids?

Garden Explorer pack

Order a Garden Explorer pack with your admission tickets! The pack is bursting with activities and supplies to help you explore nature together. Learn more


Children's Garden

Girl climbing ropes in Children's Garden

The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden (open April–October) is the perfect place to make new discoveries. Host your next birthday party, come for a drop-in program or just explore. Learn more